school in London studying antiquities and married Lona Campbell,
an anthropology student. In her
journals, Campbell credits Flynn's quick wittedness and uncanny
ability to find that which could not be found as a constant asset.
On a visit to his home town,
that the old castle he had played in in his youth was his ancestral
confirmed the identity of the Keep
through pages from the Hystorica
Calamitatum found amongst family papers.
(It was these
aforementioned pages which were later rediscovered by Killian Flynn
with his grandmother's journals. The remainder of the text is
suspected to be in the Forbidden Books collection in the
The couple immediately
began what was to be a twelve year labor of love. Two years into the
project, they were forced to work under cover of dark, having already locked horns
with the British & Scottish Historical Societies due to a
drunken prank instigated by his Clan (See Stone
summers and weekends at the castle when Campbell was not working on
other digs or Flynn was not covering racing news around the
area. A few years even saw one of them working the site alone
while the other raised funds.
War II forced them to curtail their work.
It was impossible to work at night for fear of
air raids. They visited the site on
they free of mocking. One prominent journal offered the following. .
. . .
.more trash has been brought to the surface.
There can be no doubt from the materials
presented to the Council, that the history of
MacThoi's "Troublemakers" is best left where it
Ebervold MacThoi would better serve history by
devoting his life to less prurient studies than
those of this lackadaisical family that he has
suffered the sore misfortune to be descended
from and to free his devoted wife, Iona (sic) Campbell
from a fool's errand not worthy of her. . . .